Tourism

Overseas Visitor Numbers Continue to Grow

Thursday 25 October 2018

The Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, Shane Ross TD and the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD today welcomed the latest official data on overseas travel from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), which showed an increase of 7.1% in overseas visits to Ireland for the first nine months of 2018 as compared to the same period in 2017.  

Overseas Visitor Numbers Continue to Grow

Thursday 27 September 2018

The Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, Shane Ross TD and the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD today welcomed the latest official data on overseas travel from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), which showed an increase of 7.8% in overseas visits to Ireland for the first eight months of 2018 as compared to the same period in 2017. 

Strong Growth in Revenue from Overseas Visitors

Wednesday 05 September 2018

CSO Tourism and Travel statistics for Q2 2018 published today show that spending in Ireland by overseas visitors (excluding carrier fares) was €2,270 million for the first six months of 2018, up 8.5% on the same period in 2017. When carrier fares are included, expenditure was up by 8.1% to €3,049 million.

In terms of expenditure (excluding carrier fares) associated with overseas visits from Ireland’s main markets in the first half of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017:

Irish Tourism Sector Welcomes Pope’s Visit

Thursday, 16th August

The visit by His Holiness Pope Francis to Ireland, on the occasion of the World Meeting of Families later this month, is good news for Irish tourism.  It presents a unique opportunity to showcase Ireland abroad and to convince potential holidaymakers everywhere to visit Ireland. A large media contingent will travel here to cover the visit, bringing the story to millions of people around the world. Tourism Ireland will take every opportunity to leverage the tourism benefits of the visit and some of their promotional activity around the visit will include:

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